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Lola Is a Slutty Name

Updated on August 24, 2017

Lola for President? No, probably not.

Lola is a name with the connotation of excessively seductive.   From theater, to music, to cartoons, Lola seems to be a bit slutty. So, why would I make a page on this topic? Do I have a problem with the name Lola? Has one Lola tainted me against all Lolas?

No. I have no problem with the name Lola. I kind of like it. I don't even know any Lolas. But I do think that Lola evokes the image of a vamp, and I am a little concerned with all the babies being named Lola. Why put that on a kid? I think Lola is more of a name to take on. If your personality is Lola, then use it as your nickname, stage name, pen name. If you NEED to name your kid Lola, make it a middle name - so if their personality is Lola they can use it - if not they can make it 'L'.

Do you really think there will be a President Lola? Secretary of State Lola? etc.

History of the Name Lola

So, What Does Lola Mean Anyway?

According to Parenthood.com Lola means "Strong Woman".

Other sources, like ThinkBabyNames.com state that Lola is a derivative of Doloros, meaning "sorrows" - from Maria de los Dolores (the Virgin Mary, or Mary of the Sorrows).

Related names are Louise, Charlotte, and Carol, Doloros, and Lolita (with only Lolita coming anywhere close to the seductive nature of Lola).

Lola in Music - The Top 3 Lola Songs

Quick...try to think of "Lola" in a song.

Not hard, huh? That's because it's probably been stuck in your head since you hit this page. Odds are it is one of these three songs:

1) Copacabana - "Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl"

2) Whatever Lola Wants - "Whatever Lola wants

Lola gets And little man, little Lola wants you"

3) Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola - "But Lola smiled and took me by the hand And said dear boy Im gonna make you a man" - (Even if Lola ends up being a man, he was a slutty man. And, why do you think he chose the name Lola?)

Lola Montez
Lola Montez

Lola Montez: Slutty Lola Pioneer

(February 17, 1821 - January 17, 1861)

Lola Montez was an Irish-born dancer and actress who became famous as an exotic dancer, courtesan and the mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria.

Historian Michael Cannon says "In September 1855 she performed her erotic Spider Dance at the Theatre Royal in Melbourne, raising her skirts so high that the audience could see she wore no underclothing at all. Next day the Argus thundered that her performance was 'utterly subversive to all ideas of public morality'. Respectable families ceased to attend the theatre, which began to show heavy losses." (Melbourne After the Gold Rush, p.313-4).

Your Opinion of "Lola"

Is Lola a sexy and seductive name?

Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny
Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny

Lola in Cartoon

Lola Bunny

Even in cartoon form, Lola is a little slutty. Warner Bros. Studios' Lola Bunny is a female rabbit in a romantic relationship with Bugs Bunny. She is indeed seductive.

Lola Bunny can be seen in Space Jam.

What do you think?

How do you react to the name Lola? Be honest, and go with your gut. Don't over-think it, and don't try to be PC ... it's anonymous.

Do you think Lola conotates sexy and seductive?

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FILM 050 - CINEMATIC NAMES: Looking for Lola - A College Course in Lola

The University of Pennsylvania actually offers a course in "Lola". This is the course description:

Blue Angel - (1930)

Marlene Dietrich had a seductive role as Lola Lola, the risque nightclub entertainer, in Joseph Sternberg's Blue Angel, which at the time was scandalous.

Video Clips of Lola

Well, its no problem finding slutty videos of Lolas on YouTube. However, I will just let you go searching yourself, as I am am trying to keep this clean.

What do you think of Lola? Good name for a baby? a dog? a tranny? Are you a Lola? Do you know any professional Lolas? stripper Lolas? drunken old lady Lolas? lola lola lola

What do you think? - Leave us a comment

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      MiMi Judging people by their name (something they had no choice in!) is extremely childish. The next time you brand someone by their name before actually getting to KNOW them, stop and think how much of an idiot you're being. And what exactly is your name? If it were Lola, I don't think you would be making this page at all. XXXXXXX

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It's the name of a slut and a transvestite slut on two very well know popular songs. How do you think your baby Lola will be teased growing up?! By song??

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      I suppose I might once have associated Lola with a sexier type of name, but ever since my little girl got into Charlie and Lola I can only visualise Lola's as cute and sweet and adorable! Controversial but fun debate :)

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting debate. I think it is most interesting that the Lola's who responded to it are on both sides of the issue.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Your lens did stir up a bit of controversy. Well, it's just another name with some ... interesting history. Nothing wrong with the name but, my first thought when I hear it is, frivolous. I suppose it's better than boring. However, I'm sure that the majority of Lolas are nice decent women.

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      I think of other names but it also a good name.

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      Squidoo-Freak 7 years ago

      I probably wouldn't give the name Lola to my little girl - but I don't have a problem with the name as such. I think it could well have been brought back in to fashion my the very popular childrens books, Charlie and Lola, by Lauren Child

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      FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

      You don't mention Run, Lola Run! I liked that film :D

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      @anonymous: Things are as they are perceived. If everyone is saying it a slutty name, that is because they think it is. If everyone thinks a name is slutty, then the name IS slutty.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      lola is not a slutty name !!! evry 1 is sayin it is it isn't your just beein ott about it !!

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      Maurice Glaude 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

      A great read. You have an interesting mind. Highest marks!

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      This is funny. Wow, lots of Lolas responded. I am in the not a name for a baby camp. I guess I grew up singing Lola songs and well you know how they go. Anyhow, love your line - How Lola Can You Go?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I am a 52 year woman named Lola. I was named after my Great Grandmother to whom was a Saint. I love my name, and always have. I am always getting the songs sung to me, I just laugh and go about my business. I always wished that my mother had named me Lola Marie cause I though that was a beautiful name. But she named me Lola Jan, to which her mother called me Jan because she didn't like the name Lola. Oh well, I never liked her much anyway...lol As far as it being a slutty name, I have know a lot of stuts named Molly, so it must not be in the name...Give your baby girl a hug from, and old Lola...Hugs

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I have a 2 year old named Lola. At first, I was dead set against naming her Lola. I just did what EVERYONE above has done and catagorized my unborn child. However, every AM for 9 months my son Cooper would sit and eat his cornflakes watching Looney Toons. He would rub my belly and talk to his "sweet little Lola bunny baby sister". Needless to say the name grew on me and now we have Lola Marie. I will say I get super irritated when people say " Ohhhh, she is so cute, what is her name?" I say LOLA and then they start singing either Neil Diamond, or, they say, "ya know, whatever Lola wants Lola gets". My little princess is going to HATE me if she has to listen to that for the rest of her life! However, I have no regrets...heck, I am a Jennifer, BORING!

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      CleanerLife 9 years ago

      You're totally right about the songs, I had the Kinks and Copacabana alternating in my head :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      It's a brilliant idea for a lens. I like that it covers every conceivable aspect of Lola. I had no idea it was controversial. I've met very nice people named Lola. I read Lolita too, but didn't think to expand the connotations to everyone named Lola.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My baby daughter is called Lola-Mai and I think it is a beautiful name and lots of people have commented on this fact so its most definitely not slutty !

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      Piksychick 9 years ago

      Nobody does "Whatever Lola Wants..." better than Sarah Vaughn. Whenever I listen to that song I think seductress, not necessarily slut. To me, there is a difference.

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      Susan 9 years ago from Texas

      Umm. My grandmother was named Dolores and I was named (middle name) after her. And everyone called her Lola. I never knew there was anything at all slutty about the name until I was older. And why did they pick on that name? My grandmother was most definitely not slutty!!

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      LilMizMo 9 years ago

      I know a girl who has the name of Lola, she most certainly is not a slut. she is kind and warm hearted. It is not the name which which is slutty or otherwise bad, it is peoples minds and perceptions.

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Good idea for a lens and nicely put together. 5 ***** from me.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      - lovely analysis of the name Lola

      - add some info on the name "Lolita" for more evidence

      - typo on "University of Pennsylvania"

      - overall, nice site!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My name is Lola and I'm definitely NOT a slut!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      My Name is Lola and I really like my name. its not a name that everyone has, it gives me personality and its not that slutty! Lola can be a good name for a kid.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      My daughter was born on the 28th of March this year in Sydney and we named her Lola. We think it is a lyrical sounding name, with great feminine qualities and a little quirky. I laughed when I read the above because her wonderful Grandmother who is eccentric and deliciously feminine is called Lulu!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Hated it as a child, hate it as an adult - but it sure sticks - once called Lola, try changing it and people simply laughed.

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      KCStargazer 10 years ago

      Choreographer Bob Fosse actually told the dancer playing Lola in the original Broadway production to dance "like a fat, spoiled little girl". It wasn't meant to be sexy but, since it was a svelte adult woman dancing, it came off that way. Funny!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Didn't like the name Lola as a child, but as I grew older and sexier, it seems to fit. I wouldn't say Lola is a slutty name, I'd say it's a sexy name. From what I've read and seen above about the name Lola....there's nothing wrong with the name Lola. The name Lola is differentand sexy. I love it

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      There's a good band called The Lolas. I like 'em... Nice lens!

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      LisaHops 11 years ago

      Hey kab! I have a Squidoo lens - Celebrity Baby Names. I was surprised to find that Lola seems to be a popular name right now. Madonna, Kelly Ripa, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, and Chris Rock all have daughters named Lola.

      -- Lisa

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      dani1969 11 years ago

      I absolutley love the name Lola...it is my daughters name...it so cute and girly and I know when she grows up she will definitely appreciate..she wont have the same name as every other girl in hs...caitlyns..emilys..emmas...I just love the name Lola...